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Tal

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« on: October 30, 2005, 08:34:45 AM »

No, I'm not talking about fan-fiction.

Any hoo, just wondering if you guys (and gals) have any Feist-related stories to tell, such as converting people, joining a conversation with complete strangers about Ray's work and that sort of thing.

Personally, I was converted, have converted a friend and two teachers, and no idea how many convos I've joined...

Actually, the reason I ask is after a conversation I joined in on about Exile's Return, and how good it was. I was in a comic-book shop, looking at manga, when I overheard two of the guys talking about one of them would lend a book to the other, then I heard something about how it was the next one after King of Foxes, and instantly I stood up and said "Oh, you're talking about Exile's Return", the guy said yes, and I had a good convo with them about how good KoF and ER were, and then told them about Flight. Then he said something about how he'd go out and buy it tonight, and after a quick good-bye, I looked at something else while they talked about David Gemmell (and how bad his books are) then paid for the three books ($54!?!) and left. Just shows that there are Feist fans everywhere.

I posted this somewhere else, but I was converted by my friend actually (who to my knowledge stil hasn't read the Empire series, Legends of the Riftwar, or the Riftwar Legacy (which keeps with his history of converting people then having them become much bigger fans than he is (he also converted me to H2G2, and now I own the books, CDs, game, and so much more)).

Something I haven't posted is my two teacher converts. I converted my SOSE teacher after doing a unit on Celtic folklore and telling her how interesting Faerie Tale is with its use of Celtic folklore theme, and later my English teacher after being asked a question about what my favourite book was (and promptly answering "A Darkness at Sethanon by Raymond E. Feist") and having her remember the name (turns out she read Magician ages ago and loved it). I told her about how he now has about 20 books, and when she wasn't too interested about the rest of the Riftwar, I told her about Honoured Enemy, which is based during the time of Magician and how it involves a reluctant truce between a group of Kingdom soldiers and Tsurani soldiers, and she got really interested. In a library lesson, I went and found HE on the shelf, and gave it to her, and she started reading it there (It was like a reading lesson anyway - we had to choose books to do with war or poverty).


A long-winded post but now for your stories! (I'll stop telling mine if you'll tell me yours ;p)
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2005, 09:42:57 AM »

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Ive been reading Ray for about 2 years now. My first book was Shadow of a Dark Queen which i got out of my Brothers Gf's collection when i was living with them. It was the first Novel ive ever bothered to read and i was hooked straight away. I read the rest of the Serpentwar Saga and then went on to Magician and on. Its funny cause about 7 years ago one of my old friends was reading Magician and the only reason i know that is because i remember him talking about Pug lol. I didnt have a clue wat he was talking about then, but when i read Shadow i was like "Oh thats Pug".

God im Lazy!!!  :D

But isnt there already a Topic about this stuff?
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2005, 09:49:30 AM »

There's the Converted Anyone to Feist? thread. However this is a little more general, so I'll leave it open.

As for my story, the guy who introduced me to Feist (my ex-gf's brother) used to have all the books in UK HB editions until one day he p**sed his ex-gf off and she decided to torch all his posessions. Over $400 worth of Feist collectibles turned to ash. As you can imagine, he wasn't impressed.
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2005, 10:10:48 AM »

I can't remember an old topic on this subject for a few years, it was probably lost last year.

I was converted by my Dad, he had read the Riftwar series years ago when they first came out. This was about 4 years ago, I then read all Feist except Faire Tale within a few months. I only read Faire Tale for the first time about 6 months ago now after Camd gave me an old copy. I have since re-converted my dad and leant him all my books and he has read them all except MilM, JtH and Flight.

I have converted one guy at Uni, plus a few times in a book shop I have seen people looking at the books and trying to decide which to buy so I have suggested Feist or if already looking at his work ask what they have already read.

Ok another angle to this topic will be have you guided / forced people to this website.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2005, 10:14:50 AM »

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Ok another angle to this topic will be have you guided / forced people to this website.
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Nope. Nobody. Very few of my friends read books, and the few that do that I have managed to convert to Feist aren't interested in joining the forum. They know that I'm a member, the know I moderate the board, but they have no interest whatsoever of joining (probably because they know I'd come down on them harder than anyone else for rule-breaking). :)
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2005, 06:10:41 PM »

Err, first Fiest book i read was Krondor: The Betrayal, i walked in to WH Smith because i had a voucher, i had just read The Lord of the Rings and wanted to read more fantasy books, saw that and bought it. I really enjoyed it and went to find out more about Feist. I've not really tried to convert anyone but my cousin because me and him are similar. I'll try some mates soon but not many of them like the fantasy genre, thats why i joined this forum!
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2005, 09:48:07 PM »

I always talk about feist's books with my friends( besides manga ofcource) ^^
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2005, 07:04:18 PM »

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Ok another angle to this topic will be have you guided / forced people to this website.
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Em...just sort of shown people the site through linking them and telling them a bit about the place on other message boards. Oh, and the MySpace group I found about the Riftwar saga.

Anywho...I remember posting this before, but what the hell. I was converted (if you will) to Feist by my Mum. She picked up Magician at the local library, handed me the book and the rest is history filled with magic. :) I totally got into Magician by the second part of the story and knew I had really found a good 'un - something worth my attention. I can't really remember my steps after finishing Magician. Whether I immediately went to look for more by the author or waited a while, for some unknown reason. I'll need to ask my Mum later - she has a much better head on her shoulders for remembering the stuff I do or don't. :D Anyway, by the stage I had (seemingly) read everything by him I started looking for Feist theme sites, and behold Honest John's came across my path. I don't think I would of found it if again because I never use MSN when searching for things. I can't even remember why I was using it, but anyway...good thing in the end.

Hmm...rambling. Well, recently I did talk about Feist briefly in another chat room with someone. I say briefly because the guy felt the books were horrible, and didn't share my opinion that Magician is a classic.  :dwarf: Oh, and I have converted a girl I know over the net to Feist. Not sure if she ever got her friends into it. Anyway, she liked it.

I think this topic is going to be a long one.


Edit: It seems I had problems originally getting other Feist books. I really need a memory check. It's good getting informed about these kind of things though. Makes the need for a good memory needless...almost.
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2005, 01:33:57 AM »

I have "forced, guided" a few ppl to this Forum.

My gf being one (Teal) who loved this place straight away, and loves Rays books now  :D she is currently up to Prince of the Blood.

Chris (Turakamu), who was a Feist fan before me, and loves his books also. He is just too lazy to post here lol.

Janelle (Catastrophic), who was "forced" lol by me to join because i made myself a Xanga for her from her request. Who is finally started to read his books, "Faerie Tale" and so far she has said that it is a Magnificent book and Ray is a fantastic Auther, and she cant wait to start her long long trek on the Medkimia series.
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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2005, 02:02:33 PM »

I have not forced/guided anyone... yet...   :jester:

For myself, I found this website on my own... I am good... cough...  :P
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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2005, 12:39:31 AM »

Obviously, if you are a member of this site, you are a dedicated Feist Fan. But, what hapened to make you read your first of REF's books?

   Well, I got started on fantasy in year fiver, when my teacher read the class "Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone". From there I went in search of the type of Fantasy set in medieval styled kingdoms, which I'd always been interested in (Epic or Romantic Fantasy, and by "romantic" I don't mean love etc, its a term for these kind of books). My Nan pointed me in the direction of Tolkien's "The Hobbit", "The Lord Of The Rings", and "The Silmarillion", which I read, and by the time I was through with them I had developed a love of fantasy.

   Then for my birthday I got a book voucher, and my mum recommended magician and silverthorn. I was skeptical at first, because it sounded like a science fiction, which I don't like. It sounded like that 'cos my mum introduced it crappily. She said it was about aliens coming on to midkemia. Anyway, from there i read all the others 'cos mum had them all... and...yeah, thats my boring story.... tell me yours ....
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2005, 01:07:19 AM »

Well I was bored, and wanted something to do...so I started reading  books for the first time since I was a kid (school aside). All magic after that.
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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2005, 02:07:33 AM »

Welll someone must have an interesting story about it. lol. 'cos i know i don't and Great One's isn't all that interesting. no offense. lol ...
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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2005, 02:13:18 AM »

Yeah, I know it isn't...
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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2005, 02:19:05 AM »

I started reading Feist when I picked up Prince of the Blood at the Library. I liked it so I started from the biginning.
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« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2005, 01:10:34 PM »

It was WAY BACK in the 80s (1986 I think) - before some of you were born, and man and beast were one  

I was heavy into Tolks, Howard, D&D all that stuff

I used to go regularly to my one and only local foreign language bookshop, and there I used to find the earliest game book with paper and dice - Warlock of FireMountain, and the like.

Someday appeared on the stand, by some stroke of Ruthia's own luck, a big book of 600plus pages, for a reasonable price. I bought it just to have something lenghty to read,

and got a revelation  
In it was everything I was looking for at the time: epic scale, exotic cultures with a medieval basis, intrigue, sword and sorcery

Never stopped reading Ray's ever since.

The book was... Magician, first paperback english issue
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« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2005, 01:01:59 AM »

I think there's an old topic about this somewhere... (Or two)

Converted Anyone to Feist?

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To the Mods/Admins, perhaps they should be merged?
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« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2005, 10:38:50 AM »

Tal is correct, this is very similar to the Feist related stories I am going to merge this into that topic.
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« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2005, 02:23:49 PM »

my mummy made me read it. lol. jks. and YES! I SPELL MUM WITH A 'U'! THE WAY IT SHOULD BE SPELT!!!! lol.
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« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2005, 12:43:36 AM »

*coughs loudly*

That's great...
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